Catherine Leigh O'Riordan, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Catherine Leigh O'Riordan

Nottingham NG4 English
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Catherine Leigh O'Riordan, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Catherine Leigh O'Riordan

Nottingham NG4 English
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My Approach

I am an Integrative Psychotherapist/supervisor/groupwork facilitator and I draw on humanistic and psychodynamic theories as well as infant/child developmental studies and neuroscience. The integration is around working with the unique individual to help them flourish into their most authentic self.

About Me

Hello. I work as a private psychotherapist and supervisor from my office which is at my home premises. I work face to face or over zoom, with individuals, couples and groups. My main specialism is working with people who have had difficult childhoods; we often need help to learn how to reconnect with ourselves and others and to fashion a life that is more satisfying. I would describe the way I work as kind but effective and seek to keep a clear focus on whatever needs to be tackled to create growth and recovery. I picture the therapy process as growing more of our 'adulting' skills whilst also learning to recognise, accept and prize our 'wounded inner child' and liberating our eternal inner child which is that part of us that is uniquely 'me' and like a child, full of creativity, spontaneity and life. My approach is mainly as a 'talking therapist' but when we need to use a more embodied or creative approach this is equally available.

I also work as a therapist with counselling / psychotherapy students in training and run CPD training workshops for therapists on the 'inner child' and 'shame'. I also work as a supervisor with people working pastorally.

I work with

  • Couples
  • Groups
  • Individuals

Special Interests

Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.

ADHD is not a one size fits all and for those who recognise themselves as ADHD their temperament and background all make a difference to how they experience being ADHD. I work in a very bespoke way honouring your uniqueness as a person and look at ways to help you create a more satisfying life experience.
Death and loss are part of our experiences and can often be hard to process. Sometimes the journey can be made easier and less problematic when shared with someone who is neutral.
Sexuality is a big area and covers not just our sexual orientation but also our relationship - past and present - with ourselves. Reflecting on who we experience ourselves to be and getting in touch with our changing shape as a sexual person is an important part of our flourishing as individuals.
Whether you have a religious faith or not, 'spirituality' is an area that is precious to most people and I believe this part of us can be harnessed to flourish. I also appreciate trauma and spiritual bypassing can be part of living within faith communities and it is important to have the space to reflect on such important experiences.
I offer supervision to people in various professional circumstances. I work with qualified and training therapists and with pastoral supervisors and with allied mental health professionals. I also offer academic supervision and groupwork.

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Integrative Psychotherapist

What I can help with

  • Abuse
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Age-related Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Cancer
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Employment Difficulties
  • Gender
  • Identity Problems
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Relationships
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexuality
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Terminal Illness
  • Trauma

Types of sessions

  • Face to Face - Long Term
  • Face to Face - Short Term
  • Online Therapy

Nottingham Office

76 Buxton Avenue
Nottingham NG4 3RS

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UKCP College

  • Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC)
Catherine Leigh O'Riordan

Catherine Leigh O'Riordan

Nottingham NG4

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